Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

Deadline: 
May 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$15
Cash Prize: 
$1,500

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Carve Magazine is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 10,000 words with a $15 entry fee ($17 for electronic submissions) by May 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Carve Magazine, Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, P.O. Box 701510, Dallas, TX 75370. Anna Zumbahlen, Managing Editor.

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Writing Contest

Deadline: 
March 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$15
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New South are given annually for a poem and a story or essay. Mark Doty will judge in poetry and Porochista Khakpour will judge in prose. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems or up to 9,000 words of prose with a $15 entry fee, which includes a subscription to New South, by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

New South, Writing Contest, Georgia State University, English Department, P.O. Box 3970, Atlanta, GA 30302. Stephanie Devine, Editor in Chief.

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Literary Awards

Deadline: 
March 24, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Enizagam are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. Matthew Zapruder will judge in poetry and Esmé Weijun Wang will judge in fiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or a short story of up to 4,000 words with a $20 entry fee by March 24. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Enizagam, Literary Awards, Oakland School for the Arts, 530 18th Street, Oakland, CA 94612.

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William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Deadline: 
March 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,500

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Ruminate is given annually for a short story. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 5,500 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by March 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Ruminate, William Van Dyke Short Story Prize, 1041 North Taft Hill Road, Ft. Collins, CO 80521. Brianna Van Dyke, Editor in Chief.

Award Series

Deadline: 
February 28, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$30
Cash Prize: 
$5,500

Two prizes of $5,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. In addition, two prizes of $2,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a novel and a book of creative nonfiction. For the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages; Kim Addonizio will judge, and University of Pittsburgh Press will publish the winning collection. For the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages; Sue Miller will judge, and University of Massachusetts Press will publish the winning collection. For the AWP Prize for the Novel, submit a manuscript of at least 60,000 words; Zachary Lazar will judge, and New Issues Press will publish the winning novel. For the AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction, submit an essay collection or memoir of 150 to 300 pages; Gretel Ehrlich will judge, and University of Georgia Press will publish the winning book. The entry fee for each award is $30 ($20 for AWP members). Using the online submission system, submit manuscripts between January 1 and February 28. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Award Series, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MSN 1E3, Fairfax, VA 22030. (703) 993-4301.

Nelligan Prize

Deadline: 
March 14, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$17
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000 and publication in Colorado Review is given annually for a short story. Richard Bausch will judge. Submit a story of 10 to 50 pages with a $15 entry fee ($17 for online submissions) by March 14. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Colorado Review, Nelligan Prize, Colorado State University, English Department, 9105 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523. (970) 491-5449. Stephanie G'Schwind, Editor.

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Lamar York Prizes

Deadline: 
January 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$18
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Chattahoochee Review are given annually for a short story and an essay. Patrick Ryan will judge in fiction and Jill Talbot will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with a $18 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Chattahoochee Review, by January 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Chattahoochee Review, Lamar York Prizes, Georgia State University Perimeter College, 555 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021. Anna Schachner, Editor.

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Book Awards

Deadline: 
February 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry and fiction published during the previous year. The Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award is given for a poetry collection of at least 48 pages. The John Gardner Fiction Book Award is given for a novel or a short story collection. Publishers or authors may submit two copies of books published in 2016 by February 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Binghamton University, Book Awards, Creative Writing Program, Department of English, General Literature, and Rhetoric, Library North Room 1149, Vestal Parkway East, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Director.

First Novel Fellowship

Deadline: 
March 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$30
Cash Prize: 
$10,000

A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a novel-in-progress by a U.S. writer who has not published a novel. A selection from the winning work will be published in Provincetown Arts. Runners-up will each receive $1,000. Submit the first 50 pages of a novel-in-progress and a two-page outline with a $30 entry fee ($33 for electronic submissions) by March 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

James Jones Literary Society, First Novel Fellowship, Wilkes University, Creative Writing Program, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766. Bonnie Culver, Program Director.

Fiction Award

Deadline: 
February 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Memphis magazine is given annually for a short story by a writer living within 150 miles of Memphis. Submit a story of 2,500 to 3,500 words with a $20 entry fee by February 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Memphis, Fiction Award, P.O. Box 1738, Memphis, TN 38101. Richard Alley, Contact.

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